Howard Dga At Sunset 1974
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Nikkormat FTN with a 50mm f 2.8 lens on Agfachrome taken from a WACO Custom Cabin series at the 1974 AAA Fly-in Blakesburg, IA.
In 1939, the Howard Aircraft Corporation produced a new development of the basic design, the DGA-15. Like its predecessors, the DGA-15 was a single-engined high-winged monoplane with a wooden wing and a steel-tube-truss fuselage, but it was distinguished by a deeper and wider fuselage, allowing five people to be seated in comfort. It was available in several versions, differing in the engine fitted. The DGA-15P was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior radial engine, while the DGA-15J used a Jacobs L6MB and the DGA-15W a Wright R-760-E2 Whirlwind. In an era when airlines were flying Douglas DC-3s, the Howards cruising at 160 to 170 mph could match their speed, range and comfort with the rear seat leg room exceeding airline standards with limousine-like capaciousness, and high wing loading allowing the Howards to ride through most turbulence comfortably.
Howard Aircraft Foundation
The Antique Airplane Association, Inc. was first formed in August of 1953 by a few persons with a deep interest in old airplanes. At that time no other association existed that had a specific interest in antique and classic airplanes. No aviation historical groups had yet been formed. The AAA was organized to "Keep the Antiques Flying" and this basic premise has always been our main interest and primary function. We do provide our membership with aviation history and memories of the important parts our own members have played in this fascinating subject.
The AAA currently has over twenty active chapters with a close working relationship with many of the type clubs. At the present time the AAA, Inc. provides communication and publications for the Interstate, Culver, Corben, Fairchild, Great Lakes, Pietenpol, Rearwin, Parrakeet, Hatz and Travel Air Clubs. Antique Airfield is the site for numerous type club fly-ins each season and we welcome their use of Antique Airfield as a practical and economical site for their annual fly-ins and conventions.
June 20th, 2019
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